Shaftsbury, Vermont, New England USA

About Shaftsbury, Vermont

Bennington County
Chartered: August 20, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 27,553 Acres = 43.05 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 86* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 01′ W 73°11′
Altitude: 833 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 3,590 [ Population Rank: 40* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 83.4 [ Density Rank: 48* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State

*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Shaftsbury’s relative position among Vermont’s 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

It is likely that Benning Wentworth had Anthony Ashley-Cooper, Fourth Earl of Shaftesbury, in mind as he named this town (Wentworth’s casual spelling aside). Less well-known than his father today, he was a person of consequence in Wentworth’s time. At Oxford by age thirteen, member of the royal council for the colony of Georgia, lord lieutenant of Dorset, Fellow of the Royal Society and the Society of Arts, recorder of Shaftesbury and high steward of Dorchester, not to mention privy councilor. He was considered to be a man of “benevolence, moral worth and true piety.”

Activities & Points of Interest

Goings-on in and near Shaftsbury
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.

Lake Shaftsbury State Park

Shaftsbury Historical Society

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Southwestern Medical Center (Bennington) 802-442-6361

Town Clerk: Judith Stratton PO Box 409 Shaftsbury, VT 05262
802-442-4038
M 9-5; T-F 9-3

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

United Methodist : Shaftsbury UMC 802-442-5893

Schools

Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union 802-447-7501
Shaftsbury Elementary School 802-442-4373

Neighboring Towns

This is a basic geographic reference, intended to show relative location of adjacent towns. Directional accuracy is limited to 16 compass points. There isn’t even the slightest suggestion that one can necessarily travel directly from one town to the next (as in “You can’t get there from here”).

Arlington

Sunderland

New York

Shaftsbury

Glastenbury

Bennington

Woodford

Utilities

Notes about utilities:

  • One electric or phone company indicates that company serves the entire town. More than one of either indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • A listed cable company MIGHT mean the entire town is covered, but not necessarily. More than one listed indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • Unless your area is one served by Vermont’s only gas utility, your only option is bottled gas (any dealer).
    Cable Comcast 800-266-2278
    Electric Green Mountain Power 888-835-4672
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001

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